Gallery Cooperative: Featured Artist Carol Hochreiter

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to announce painter Carol Hochreiter as the featured artist in their Gallery Cooperative. This forthcoming exhibit, a First Weekends Art Walk Event, will take place in The Strand Center Community Gallery on Friday, August 4 and a free reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM that night.

The Gallery Cooperative is a collection of artists, each expert at their chosen medium. This means that as well as the featured artist, Carol Hochreiter, painters Marilyn Kretser, Lorrie Mandigo, Louise Patinelli, Gordon LeClaire, and Judy Guglielmo will be present. In addition, these artists will be joined by ceramicist Nancy Armitage, and photographers Ron Nolland, Denise Duprey, and Frank Hochreiter.

Eleven years ago, Carol Hochreiter signed up for her first watercolor workshop through the Council for the Arts in Plattsburgh, New York. Since that time, she has enrolled in workshops in the North Country, Georgia, Arizona, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and in both North and South Carolina. Hochreiter is an experimental, sometimes non-objective painter, who works intuitively and enjoys using unexpected materials and textures She works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, collage and mixed media at her studio “Almost Canada” in Champlain, New York.

Concerning Hochreiter’s work, gallery director David Monette stated, “I’m so happy that Carol is a member of our Cooperative. Her work has a wonderful fluid structure that pays close attention to the use of form and balance; it’s great to have it here in conjunction with these other, amazing artists.”

This unique exhibit will be on view in The Strand Center Community Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from August 4 to August 25, 2017. The exhibition opening is Friday, August 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information on these exhibits, upcoming events, concerts, or classes happening at The Strand Center for the Arts, please call 518-563-1604 or visit strandcenter.org.